Certified Tumor Registrar

Rockville, VA
Jan 11, 2022
Feb 16, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a full time Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) for work based out of the Washington, DC area. Westat currently supports several central cancer registry operations and is looking for a candidate familiar with case-finding, quality reviews, consolidation, and data management.  This position will be considered remote eligible for the qualified candidate. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Participation in and performance of quality control activities.
•    Abstraction and oncology coding of cancer cases.
•    Visual review and editing as well as records consolidation.
•    Case finding and re-abstracting field audits.
•    Preparation and maintenance of procedures manuals to meet pertinent state and federal cancer reporting requirements.
•    Conduction of and/or participation in educational training activities in support of multiple cancer-related projects.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree, preferably in public health or health science related field.  
•    Candidates must currently possess their CTR certification or in the process of receiving the CTR certification within their first year of employment. 
•    At least 2 years of oncology coding/abstracting experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    A master's degree in public health or health science related field.
•    Familiarity with NPCR and NAACCR guidelines for cancer reporting.
•    Experience in central cancer registry operations.
•    Experience with hospital operations. 
•    Experience with data analysis.

Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills, be detail oriented, and able to work in a team environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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